Speaker: Dr. David Burgess
Message: "The Value of Repentance"
Sunday Service 6/24/2018 @ Seattle Family Church
Video mentioned: youtu.be/EihqXHqxri0?t=3m12s
Quote: The Age of Repentance - Sun Myung Moon, Sept. 1, 1978
"The Holy Spirit moves our mind to a relationship with Christ and eventually God, but why specifically do we need the Holy Spirit? ...The first thing the Holy Spirit helps us to do is repent.
We can partially understand repentance through worldly experience. In order for a man to be liberated from prison, for instance, he must take certain steps; he cannot just be freed unconditionally. No matter how fine a man he once was, if he does something grossly wrong he has to offset that by serving some sentence.
What wrong has mankind done? Mankind has committed wrongs worse than violating just the law of the individual -- man violated the law of the ideal universe and made it impossible to realize the ideal of creation and of love. The most important thing in the universe was violated, and without these two elements of ideal and love it is impossible to fulfill the purpose of creation."